The Non-Resident Fellowship is part of the Center on US Politics and Power (CUSPP), and the work and activities are supervised by the CUSPP Project Director.
The Non-Resident Fellow is expected to contribute to in-house publications, participate in and help organise FIIA seminars/webinars at least once a year, actively seek research funding, and act as ambassador for FIIA.
The Non-Resident Fellowship can only be awarded to a person who does not reside in Finland. This applies for researchers affiliated with CUSPP. The contract is made for one year, but can be renewed upon mutual agreement.
FIIA has two Non-Resident Fellows, the first one is Leo Michel.
Leo Michel is Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. His previous government positions included: Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies; Director for NATO Policy and Director for Non-Nuclear Arms Control in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Deputy U.S. Representative to the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Consultative Commission as well as other government positions. Michel holds a M.A. from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from Princeton University.
The second Non-Resident Fellow is Lauri Tähtinen.
Lauri Tähtinen is a historian, writer, analyst and advisor on global affairs based in Washington, D.C.. He has taught widely on subjects ranging from international law to political economy and from globalization to human rights at Brown, Cambridge, Harvard and Helsinki and was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. Tähtinen received a Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University and a B.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.